Windows Power Manager – Press

Energy blackout proposal dismissed by Michael Fallon – Friday, June 28, 2013The government has dismissed a proposal that big shops and factories could be paid to cut their energy use to prevent shortages leading to blackouts.

£3m PC Power Management Fund Launched – Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gill, IT launches the first £3m PC Power Management fund to help organizations improve PC energy efficiency with centralized PC power management.

The Gill IT PCPM fund is designed to help organizations reduce the cost of PC Power Management which can be costly depending on the number of PCs.

PC Power Management applications have an ROI varying between 3-12months. However many organizations are put off by the upfront costs which can run into tens offs thousands of pounds. This is all the more evident is the current economic climate.

There are rebates available from power utilities especially in the USA however many ended in 2011. Similar rebates have not been available in the UK and many other countries.

Grants are available to all organizations – both public and private sectors. Interested parties need to apply to trial Utopia Power Manager by completing the following registration form:

http://www.windows-power-manager.com/dnn/Grants.aspx

Organizations can use Utopia Power Manager with the license fee offset by the fund.

Utopia Power Manager can save on average £30/$48 per PC per year. For an organization with 1000 computers, this could translate into a saving of £30,000/$48,000. With 5000 computers the savings could be £150,000/$240,000.

With Utopia Power Manager an organization can manage its PC estate centrally in real-time. System administrators can execute tasks against any number of computers on an ad-hoc basis. Power Management and system maintenance schedules can be created based on date, time or system performance.

Open documents can be automatically saved to ensure work in not lost.   

PCs can be automatically powered up using a number of options that are all integrated within Utopia Power Manager – no additional software needs to be purchased separately.

About Gill IT

Gill IT has been developing PC Power Management software since 1998. Gill IT has developed Auto Shutdown XP Professional and WOL Manager Professional. These PC power management applications have been used by thousands of organizations globally; generating substantial environmental and financial savings. Gill, IT offers discounts to government, educational and non-profit making organizations.

Incentive Programs Make PC Power Management a No-Brainer – Wednesday, November 16, 2011Across North America, many utility providers will partially or fully fund the costs of a PC power management project or a server reduction program. In addition to these energy rebates, the U.S. government passed a law a year ago giving tax breaks to businesses, which lets companies of all sizes immediately offset 2011 investments in new software and equipment. However, time is running out.

Gill IT releases its latest enterprise PC power management software, Utopia Power Manager – Thursday, June 16, 2011

Utopia Power Manager – Enterprise PC Power Management Software with the first Central PowerShell Repository

Gill IT releases its latest enterprise PC power management software, Utopia Power Manager which helps organisations improve PC energy efficiency with centralised management.

Utopia Power Manager enables organisations to manage computers and power policies centrally in real-time. Computers can be organised into groups to reflect their physical location or left on the default group to create company-wide policies. Power Management schedules are created and assigned to these groups which lower the energy costs without impacting user productivity. Reduced energy costs also mean reduced CO2 emissions.

PC power management is an established area of software which has been independently proven to pay for itself in a short period of time. In tough economic times such as these; Utopia Power Manager can help organisations improve their bottom line.

Utopia Power Manager can save on average £30/$48 per PC per year. For an organisation with 1000 computers this could translates into a saving of £30,000/$48,000. With 5000 computers the savings could be £150,000/$240,000.

Gill IT has integrated PowerShell; a command-line shell from Microsoft into Utopia Power Manager to automate tasks such as saving open documents. This vastly expands the benefits of this product to become a central management application for network administrators.

Utopia Power Manager has a central PowerShell repository which stores scripts for execution. Scripts are automatically downloaded from Gill IT. Clients can create and manage their scripts in their own private repository in Utopia Power Manager. Scripts can be scheduled; or run on demand. This provides a tremendous benefit to network administrators.

The task scheduler enables central management of jobs such as virus scans, hard disk defragmentation and power management. Schedules can be one off, reoccurring every day, week or month. Dynamic task schedules can be created based on any number of performance counters. Tasks can have dependencies assigned to ensure they run in a sequence.

Users can schedule their own tasks for power management or system maintenance locally.

Utopia Power Manager makes powering up computers simple with its integrated Wake On LAN and Power On features. It also has a feature which will accept an email with a list of computer names to wake-up. This is ideal for use with smart phones.

Other unique features include a built in Instant Messenger, Announcements and Terminal services integration.

There are numerous graphs and reports to enable organisations to measure their environmental and financial saving.

Utopia Power Manager will not impact end users. All tasks can have warnings set; tasks can be postponed or cancelled. Open documents can be automatically saved before powering down. It is also possible to opt out for a period of time.

Gill IT has redefined PC power management software with Utopia Power Manager and set themselves apart from their competitors.

About Gill IT

Gill IT has been developing PC Power Management software since 1998. Gill IT has developed Auto Shutdown XP Professional and WOL Manager Professional. These PC power management applications have been used by thousands of organisations globally; generating substantial environmental and financial savings. Gill IT offers discounts to government, educational and non-profit making organisations.

Millions of households face record high energy bills – Wednesday, June 08, 2011Millions of households were warned last night that they face “unacceptable” rises in their energy bills after one of the biggest power firms announced average increases of nearly £200 a year.

Global carbon emissions reach record, says IEA – Tuesday, May 31, 2011Energy-related carbon emissions reached a record level last year, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Opinion: In the tech industry, power management is a key to going green – Tuesday, May 03, 2011Reuse, recycle, repurpose, renewables. This past Earth Day, we heard a lot about these concepts. As important as they are, I’ve noticed one phrase missing from the vernacular: Power management.

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme – Wednesday, September 01, 2010The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, previously known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), is a new, mandatory, energy saving and carbon emissions reduction scheme for the UK.

It will act as an incentive to improve energy efficiency and will help large private and public sector organisations generate cost savings through reduced energy bills. These savings should exceed the cost of participating.

Organisations will need to monitor their emissions and purchase allowances to emit carbon dioxide (CO2). The more CO2 an organisation emits, the more allowances it will need to purchase, so there is a direct incentive to reduce emissions.

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is mandatory. How you qualify and what you need to do depends on your organisation’s electricity consumption through half hourly meters during 2008.

Utopia Power Manager – Enterprise Power Management beta released. – Monday, August 02, 2010Windows Power Manager has started it beta program for its latest power management application – Utopia Power Manager after successful trials.

Utopia Power Manager is the most advanced and comprehensive power management solution available to date. Utopia Power Manager has been developed to help organisations reduced their energy costs and meet their carbon reduction targets without impacting users. Open documents can be automatically saved before automatically shutting down to the desired power state.Utopia Power Manager provides a truly flexible solution with real-time monitoring. 
Firms more aware of green issues, Forrester claims – Wednesday, July 14, 2010Despite adoption of green strategies remaining steady, it is a growing issue of concern, analyst warns